Mercenaries

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This page lists mercenary information in PD2. Changes from the vanilla game are shown in blue.

General[edit]

  • Mercenaries now have the same stats regardless of which difficulty they're hired from, and their scaling has been improved to be more consistent throughout the game.
  • Mercenaries will now always have their auras active and no longer waste attack ticks on trying to activate an aura.
  • Mercenaries have improved AI and will be better at staying within range of the player's character.
  • Desert Guards and Barbarian mercenaries now gain less damage per level.
  • Mercenaries can no longer proc summon skills. (this prevents crashes)
  • Mercenaries inherit the player's Magic and Gold Find when they kill enemies. (e.g. if the merc has 100% MF and the player has 200% MF, the merc's MF on a kill will be 300%)
  • There are now two versions of Act 5 mercenaries. (see differences below)

Equipment[edit]

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All mercenaries can equip helms, chests, gloves, boots, & belts.

Act 1 mercenaries (Rogue Scouts) can equip bows (including Amazon bows), crossbows, & quivers. Rogue Scouts use the same animations for both bows and crossbows, making crossbows much stronger than they otherwise would be since crossbows normally have slower animations.

Act 2 mercenaries (Desert Guards) can equip polearms, spears, & javelins.

Act 3 mercenaries (Iron Wolves) can equip shields, Paladin shields, 1-handed swords, wands, scepters, tipped maces (not clubs/hammers), knives (daggers/throwing knives), & Sorceress orbs. Iron Wolves don't have a blocking animation, so can't block even while wearing a shield.

Act 5 mercenaries (Barbarians) can equip swords, axes, tipped maces/hammers (all maces except clubs), & Barbarian helms. Barbarian mercenaries don't have a hit recovery animation, so cannot be put into hit recovery or be knocked back.


Mercenaries can get set bonuses when equipping multiple set items.

Ethereal items do not lose durability when mercenaries use them.

When Desert Guards or Barbarian mercenaries use 1-handed weapons, their weapon damage is doubled.

Auras[edit]

  • Mercenaries from all acts now have auras, rather than just Act 2 mercenaries.
  • Desert Guards no longer have different auras when hired from different difficulties - these auras are no longer available from Act 2 mercenaries:
    • Prayer (was available from Normal/Hell)
    • Might (was available from Nightmare)
    • Holy Freeze (was available from Nightmare)
  • Mercenaries have "hard points" in their skills, so will gain effects from them that are limited to hard levels, such as Physical Damage Reduction for Defiance.


Act 1 Rogue Scout

  • Fire: Vigor |
    Merc Level 18 22 26 31 35 36 41 46 50 55 59 64 67
    Vigor 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Cold: Meditation |
    Merc Level 24 26 31 35 36 41 46 50 55 59 64 67
    Meditation 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Act 2 Desert Guard

  • Combat: Thorns |
    Merc Level 6 9 14 19 23 28 32 37 41 43 48 53 57 62 66 71 75
    Thorns 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Offensive: Blessed Aim |
    Merc Level 12 14 19 23 28 32 37 41 43 48 53 57 62 66 71 75
    Blessed Aim 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Defense: Defiance |
    Merc Level 6 9 14 19 23 28 32 37 41 43 48 53 57 62 66 71 75
    Defiance 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Act 3 Iron Wolf

  • Fire: Cleansing |
    Merc Level 12 15 20 25 29 34 38 43 47 49 54 59 63 68 72 77 79
    Cleansing 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Cold: Prayer |
    Merc Level 1 11 15 20 25 29 34 38 43 47 49 54 59 63 68 72 77 79
    Prayer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  • Lightning: Holy Shock |
    Merc Level 24 25 29 34 38 43 47 49 54 59 63 68 72 77
    Holy Shock 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Act 5 Barbarian

  • Concentrate: Might |
    Merc Level 1 24 28 33 38 42 47 51 56 58 63 68 72 77 80
    Might 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 18
  • Whirlwind: No Aura (uses Battle Orders) |
    Merc Level 24 25 28 32 35 38 41 44 48 51 54 57 58 62 65 68 71 74 78 80
    Battle Orders 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Skills[edit]

  • Act 3 mercenaries (Iron Wolves) now have their own elemental masteries and use the following skills:
    • Fire: Meteor instead of Inferno
    • Cold: Blizzard instead of Glacial Spike & Frozen Armor
    • Lightning: Static Field instead of Charged Bolt
  • Act 5 mercenaries (Barbarians) now use the following skills:
    • Concentrate: Concentrate instead of Stun
    • Whirlwind: Whirlwind, Battle Cry, & Battle Orders instead of Bash & Stun

Act 1 Rogue Scout

  • All: Strafe |
    Merc Level 24 26 29 32 35 36 40 43 46 49 52 56 59 62 65 67 71 74 77 80 83 87 90 93 96
    Strafe Level 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
  • Fire: Merc Fire Arrow |
    Merc Level 6 7 10 13 16 19 23 26 29 32 35 36 40 43 46 49 52 56 59 62 65 67 71 74 77 80 83 87 90 93 96
    Merc Fire Arrow Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
    Merc Fire Arrow Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Fire Damage (min) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 22 28 34 40 46 52 58 64 76 88 100 112 124 136 160 184 208 232 256 280 328 376 424 472 520 568 616 664 712 760 808 856 904 952 1000 1048 1096 1144 1192 1240 1288 1336
    Fire Damage (max) 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 43 49 55 61 67 73 79 85 91 105 119 133 147 161 175 203 231 259 287 315 343 397 451 505 559 613 667 721 775 829 883 937 991 1045 1099 1153 1207 1261 1315 1369 1423 1477 1531
    Attack Rating 10 19 28 37 46 55 64 73 82 91 100 109 118 127 136 145 154 163 172 181 190 199 208 217 226 235 244 253 262 271 280 289 298 307 316 325 334 343 352 361 370 379 388 397 406 415 424 433 442 451
  • Cold: Merc Cold Arrow |
    Merc Level 6 7 10 13 16 19 23 26 29 32 35 36 40 43 46 49 52 56 59 62 65 67 71 74 77 80 83 87 90 93 96
    Merc Cold Arrow Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
    Merc Cold Arrow Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Cold Damage (min) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 22 23 25 33 41 49 57 65 73 89 105 121 137 153 169 211 253 295 337 379 421 463 505 547 589 631 673 715 757 799 841 883 925 967 1009 1051 1093
    Cold Damage (max) 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 27 29 32 34 37 39 42 51 60 69 78 87 96 113 130 147 164 181 198 242 286 330 374 418 462 506 550 594 638 682 726 770 814 858 902 946 990 1034 1078 1122 1166
    Attack Rating 10 19 28 37 46 55 64 73 82 91 100 109 118 127 136 145 154 163 172 181 190 199 208 217 226 235 244 253 262 271 280 289 298 307 316 325 334 343 352 361 370 379 388 397 406 415 424 433 442 451

Act 2 Desert Guard

  • Jab |
    Merc Level 1 6 9 13 16 19 22 25 29 32 35 38 41 43 47 50 53 56 59 63 66 69 72 75
    Jab Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Act 3 Iron Wolf

  • Fire: Merc Fire Mastery |
    Merc Level 1 18 20 23 25 28 30 33 35 38 40 43 45 47 49 52 54 57 59 62 64 67 69 72 74 77 79 82 84 87 89 92
    Merc Fire Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
    Merc Fire Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    to Fire Skill Damage 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310 320 330 335 340 345 350 355 360 365 370 375 380 385 390 395 400 405 410 415 420
    to Enemy Fire Resistance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
    Life after each Kill 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 110
  • Fire: Merc Meteor |
    Merc Level 24 28 35 41 47 56 62 69 75 79 86 92
    Merc Meteor Level 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Merc Meteor Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Fire Damage (min) 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 47 55 63 71 79 87 95 103 114 125 136 147 158 169 183 197 211 225 239 253 271 289 307 325 343 361 379 397 415 433 451 469 487 505 523 541 559 577 595 613 631 649
    Fire Damage (max) 6 11 16 21 26 31 36 41 49 57 65 73 81 89 97 105 116 127 138 149 160 171 185 199 213 227 241 255 273 291 309 327 345 363 381 399 417 435 453 471 489 507 525 543 561 579 597 615 633 651
    Damage (min) 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 47 55 63 71 79 87 95 103 114 125 136 147 158 169 183 197 211 225 239 253 271 289 307 325 343 361 379 397 415 433 451 469 487 505 523 541 559 577 595 613 631 649
    Damage (max) 6 11 16 21 26 31 36 41 49 57 65 73 81 89 97 105 116 127 138 149 160 171 185 199 213 227 241 255 273 291 309 327 345 363 381 399 417 435 453 471 489 507 525 543 561 579 597 615 633 651
  • Fire: Merc Fire Ball |
    Merc Level 12 15 22 28 35 41 47 49 56 62 69 75 79 86 92
    Merc Fire Ball Level 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Merc Fire Ball Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Fire Damage (min) 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 43 47 51 55 59 63 69 75 81 87 93 99 108 117 126 135 144 153 162 171 180 189 198 207 216 225 234 243 252 261 270 279 288 297
    Fire Damage (max) 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27 32 36 41 45 50 54 59 63 69 74 80 85 91 96 104 111 119 126 134 141 152 162 173 183 194 204 215 225 236 246 257 267 278 288 299 309 320 330 341 351 362 372
  • Cold: Merc Cold Mastery |
    Merc Level 1 18 20 23 25 28 30 33 35 38 40 43 45 47 49 52 54 57 59 62 64 67 69 72 74 77 79 82 84 87 89 92
    Merc Cold Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
    Merc Cold Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    to Cold Skill Damage 15 24 33 42 51 60 69 78 87 96 105 114 123 132 141 150 159 168 177 186 195 204 213 222 231 240 249 258 267 276 280 284 288 292 296 300 304 308 312 316 320 324 328 332 336 340 344 348 352 356
    to Enemy Cold Resistance 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
    Life after each Kill 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 110
  • Cold: Merc Blizzard |
    Merc Level 24 28 35 41 47 56 62 69 75 79 86 92
    Merc Blizzard Level 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Merc Blizzard Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Cold Damage (min) 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 23 27 31 35 39 43 47 51 57 63 69 75 81 87 95 103 111 119 127 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 325 335 345 355
    Cold Damage (max) 8 14 20 26 32 38 44 50 58 66 74 82 90 98 106 114 124 134 144 154 164 174 186 198 210 222 234 246 260 274 288 302 316 330 344 358 372 386 400 414 428 442 456 470 484 498 512 526 540 554
  • Cold: Merc Ice Blast |
    Merc Level 6 8 12 15 19 23 26 30 33 37 40 44 47 53 57 60 64 67 71 74 78 86 92
    Merc Ice Blast Level 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    Merc Ice Blast Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Cold Damage (min) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 55 62 69 76 83 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310
    Cold Damage (max) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 78 86 94 102 110 118 129 140 151 162 173 184 195 206 217 228 239 250 261 272 283 294 305 316 327 338 349 360
  • Lightning: Merc Lightning Mastery |
    Merc Level 1 18 20 23 25 28 30 33 35 38 40 43 45 47 49 52 54 57 59 62 64 67 69 72 74 77 79 82 84 87 89 92
    Merc Lightning Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
    Merc Lightning Mastery Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    to Lightning Skill Damage 66 102 138 174 210 246 282 318 354 390 426 462 498 534 570 606 642 678 714 750 786 822 858 894 930 966 1002 1038 1074 1110 1146 1182 1210 1238 1266 1294 1322 1350 1378 1406 1434 1462 1490 1518 1546 1574 1602 1630 1658 1686
    Life after each Kill 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 110
  • Lightning: Merc Lightning |
    Merc Level 12 15 19 23 26 30 33 37 40 44 47 49 53 57 60 64 67 71 74 78 86 92
    Merc Lightning Level 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    Merc Lightning Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Lightning Damage (min) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Lightning Damage (max) 20 28 36 44 52 60 68 76 92 108 124 140 156 172 188 204 230 256 282 308 334 360 398 436 474 512 550 588 638 688 738 788 838 888 938 988 1038 1088 1138 1188 1238 1288 1338 1388 1438 1488 1538 1588 1638 1688
  • Lightning: Merc Static Field |
    Merc Level 1 2 6 11 15 20 25 29 34 38 43 47 54 59 63 68 72 77 84 89 93 98
    Merc Static Field Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    Merc Static Field Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Enemy Lightning Resist % -21 -22 -23 -24 -25 -26 -27 -28 -29 -30 -31 -32 -33 -34 -35 -36 -37 -38 -39 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40 -40
    Radius (yards) 8 9.3 10.6 12 13.3 14.6 16 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3

    Duration: 13 seconds (does not scale with levels)

Act 5 Barbarian

  • Concentrate: Concentrate |
    Merc Level 12 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 58 62 66 70 74 78 80
    Concentrate Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  • Concentrate: Bash |
    Merc Level 1 22 25 28 32 35 38 41 44 48 51 54 57 58 62 65 68 71 74 78 80
    Bash Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  • Whirlwind: Merc Whirlwind |
    Merc Level 30 32 35 38 41 44 48 51 54 57 58 62 65 68 71 74 78 80
    Whirlwind Level 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
    Whirlwind Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
    Damage +% -50 -42 -34 -26 -18 -10 -2 6 14 22 30 38 46 54 62 70 78 86 94 102 110 118 126 134 142 150 158 166 174 182 190 198 206 214 222 230 238 246 254 262 270 278 286 294 302 310 318 326 334 342
  • Whirlwind: Battle Cry |
    Merc Level 30 32 35 38 41 44 48 51 54 57 58 62 65 68 71 74 78 80
    Battle Cry Level 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Stats[edit]

  • Act 1 Rogue Scout |
    Merc Level 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
    HP 40 45 54 63 72 81 90 99 108 117 126 135 144 153 162 171 180 189 198 207 216 225 234 243 252 261 270 279 288 297 306 315
    Defense 7 15 23 31 39 47 55 63 71 79 87 95 103 111 119 127 135 143 151 159 167 175 183 191 199 207 215 223 231 239 247 255
    Str 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 65 66 67 68 70 71 72
    Dex 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 101 103 105
    Attack Rating 0 10 22 34 46 58 70 82 94 106 118 130 142 154 166 178 190 202 214 226 238 250 262 274 286 298 310 322 334 346 358 370
    Resist 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60
    Dmg-Min 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
    Dmg-Max 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10
    Merc Level 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
    HP 324 333 342 360 378 396 414 432 450 468 486 504 522 540 558 576 594 612 630 648 666 684 702 720 738 756 774 792 810 828 846 864 882
    Defense 263 271 279 294 309 324 339 354 369 384 399 414 429 444 459 474 489 504 519 534 549 564 579 594 609 624 639 654 669 684 699 714 729
    Str 73 75 77 78 79 80 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 97 98 99 100 102 103 104 105 107 108 109 110 112 113 114
    Dex 107 109 111 113 115 117 119 121 123 125 127 129 131 133 135 137 139 141 143 145 147 149 151 153 155 157 159 161 163 165 167 169 171
    Attack Rating 382 394 406 430 454 478 502 526 550 574 598 622 646 670 694 718 742 766 790 814 838 862 886 910 934 958 982 1006 1030 1054 1078 1102 1126
    Resist 62 64 66 67 69 71 73 74 76 78 80 81 83 85 87 88 90 92 94 95 97 99 101 102 104 106 108 109 111 113 115 116 118
    Dmg-Min 8 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24
    Dmg-Max 10 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26
    Merc Level 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
    HP 900 930 960 990 1020 1050 1080 1110 1140 1170 1200 1230 1260 1290 1320 1350 1380 1410 1440 1470 1500 1530 1560 1590 1620 1650 1680 1710 1740 1770 1800 1830
    Defense 744 766 788 810 832 854 876 898 920 942 964 986 1008 1030 1052 1074 1096 1118 1140 1162 1184 1206 1228 1250 1272 1294 1316 1338 1360 1382 1404 1426
    Str 116 117 118 119 121 122 123 124 126 127 128 129 131 132 133 134 136 137 138 139 141 142 143 144 146 147 148 149 151 152 153 154
    Dex 173 175 177 179 181 183 185 187 189 191 193 195 197 199 201 203 205 207 209 211 213 215 217 219 221 223 225 227 229 231 233 235
    Attack Rating 1150 1186 1222 1258 1294 1330 1366 1402 1438 1474 1510 1546 1582 1618 1654 1690 1726 1762 1798 1834 1870 1906 1942 1978 2014 2050 2086 2122 2158 2194 2230 2266
    Resist 121 122 123 124 126 127 128 129 131 132 133 134 136 137 138 139 141 142 143 144 146 147 148 149 151 152 153 154 156 157 158 159
    Dmg-Min 25 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 34 35 36 37 37 38 39 40 40 41 42 43 43 44 45 46 46 47 48
    Dmg-Max 27 27 28 29 30 30 31 32 33 33 34 35 36 36 37 38 39 39 40 41 42 42 43 44 45 45 46 47 48 48 49 50
  • Act 2 Desert Guard |
    Merc Level 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
    HP 40 40 45 60 75 90 105 120 135 150 165 180 195 210 225 240 255 270 285 300 315 330 345 360 375 390 405 420 435 450 465 480
    Defense 0 0 0 1 12 23 34 45 56 67 78 89 100 111 122 133 144 155 166 177 188 199 210 221 232 243 254 265 276 287 298 309
    Str 45 47 49 50 52 54 56 57 58 60 62 64 65 67 69 71 72 74 76 78 79 81 83 85 86 88 90 92 93 95 97 99
    Dex 30 31 33 34 36 37 39 40 41 43 44 46 47 49 50 52 53 55 56 58 59 61 62 64 65 67 68 70 71 73 74 76
    Attack Rating 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 20 32 44 56 68 80 92 104 116 128 140 152 164 176 188 200 212 224 236 248 260 272 284 296 308
    Resist 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66
    Dmg-Min 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12
    Dmg-Max 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 19
    Merc Level 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
    HP 495 510 525 540 555 570 585 600 615 630 655 680 705 730 755 780 805 830 855 880 905 930 955 980 1005 1030 1055 1080 1105 1130 1155 1180 1205
    Defense 320 331 342 353 364 375 386 397 408 419 438 457 476 495 514 533 552 571 590 609 628 647 666 685 704 723 742 761 780 799 818 837 856
    Str 100 102 104 106 107 109 111 113 114 117 118 120 122 124 125 127 129 131 132 134 136 138 139 141 143 145 146 148 150 152 153 155 157
    Dex 77 79 80 82 83 85 86 88 89 91 92 94 95 97 98 100 101 103 104 106 107 109 110 112 113 115 116 118 119 121 122 124 125
    Attack Rating 320 332 344 356 368 380 392 404 416 428 452 476 500 524 548 572 596 620 644 668 692 716 740 764 788 812 836 860 884 908 932 956 980
    Resist 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 87 89 91 93 94 96 98 100 101 103 105 107 108 110 112 114 115 117 119 121 122 124 126
    Dmg-Min 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33
    Dmg-Max 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 34 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40
    Merc Level 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
    HP 1230 1255 1280 1305 1330 1355 1380 1405 1430 1470 1510 1550 1590 1630 1670 1710 1750 1790 1830 1870 1910 1950 1990 2030 2070 2110 2150 2190 2230 2270 2310 2350
    Defense 875 894 913 932 951 970 989 1008 1027 1055 1083 1111 1139 1167 1195 1223 1251 1279 1307 1335 1363 1391 1419 1447 1475 1503 1531 1559 1587 1615 1643 1671
    Str 159 160 162 164 166 167 169 171 173 174 176 178 180 181 183 185 187 188 190 192 194 195 197 199 201 202 204 206 208 209 211 213
    Dex 127 128 130 131 133 134 136 137 139 140 142 143 145 146 148 149 151 152 154 155 157 158 160 161 163 164 166 167 169 170 172 173
    Attack Rating 1004 1028 1052 1076 1100 1124 1148 1172 1196 1232 1268 1304 1340 1376 1412 1448 1484 1520 1556 1592 1628 1664 1700 1736 1772 1808 1844 1880 1916 1952 1988 2024
    Resist 128 129 131 133 135 136 138 140 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165
    Dmg-Min 34 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 45 45 46 46 47 48 48 49 50 50 51 51 52 53 53 54 55 55 56 56 57 58 58 59
    Dmg-Max 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 44 52 52 53 53 54 55 55 56 57 57 58 58 59 60 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 65 65 66
  • Act 3 Iron Wolf |
    Merc Level 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
    HP 43 52 61 70 79 88 97 106 115 124 133 142 151 160 169 178 187 196 205 214 223 232 241 250 259 268 277 286 295 304 313 322
    Defense 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145 150 155 160 165 170
    Str 33 34 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 69 70 71
    Dex 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
    Resist 3 4 6 8 10 11 13 15 17 18 20 22 24 25 26 28 30 32 33 35 37 39 40 42 44 46 47 49 51 53 54 56
    Merc Level 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
    HP 331 340 349 358 367 376 385 394 403 412 421 430 439 448 457 466 484 502 520 538 556 574 592 610 628 646 664 682 700 718 736 754 772
    Defense 175 180 185 190 195 200 205 210 215 220 225 230 235 240 245 250 263 276 289 302 315 328 341 354 367 380 393 406 419 432 445 458 471
    Str 72 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 89 90 92 93 94 95 97 98 99 100 102 103 104 105 107 108 109 110 112 113
    Dex 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91
    Resist 58 60 61 63 65 67 68 70 72 74 75 77 79 81 82 85 86 88 90 92 93 95 97 99 100 102 104 106 107 109 111 113 114
    Merc Level 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
    HP 790 808 826 844 862 880 898 916 934 952 970 988 1006 1033 1060 1087 1114 1141 1168 1195 1222 1249 1276 1303 1330 1357 1384 1411 1438 1465 1492 1519
    Defense 484 497 510 523 536 549 562 575 588 601 614 627 640 665 690 715 740 765 790 815 840 865 890 915 940 965 990 1015 1040 1065 1090 1115
    Str 114 115 117 118 119 120 122 123 124 125 127 128 130 131 132 133 135 136 137 138 140 141 142 143 145 146 147 148 150 151 152 153
    Dex 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123
    Resist 116 118 120 121 123 125 127 128 130 132 134 135 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157
  • Act 5 Barbarian |
    Merc Level 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
    HP 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 54 72 90 108 126 144 162 180 198 216 234 252 270 288 306 324 342 360 378
    Defense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230
    Str 53 55 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 101 102 104 106 108 110
    Dex 31 32 33 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69
    Attack Rating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 30 50 70 90 110 130 150 170 190 210 230 250
    Resist 11 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 25 27 28 30 32 34 35 37 39 41 42 44 46 48 49 51 53 55 56 57 59 61 63 64
    Dmg-Min 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 17 17
    Dmg-Max 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 21 21
    Merc Level 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
    HP 396 414 432 450 468 486 504 522 540 558 576 594 612 630 648 666 684 702 720 738 756 774 792 810 828 855 882 909 936 963 990 1017 1044
    Defense 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 515 550 585 620 655 690 725 760
    Str 112 114 116 117 119 121 123 125 127 129 131 132 134 136 138 140 142 144 146 147 149 151 153 155 158 159 161 163 165 167 169 171 173
    Dex 70 71 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 81 83 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 98 99 101 102 103 104 106 107 108 109 111
    Attack Rating 270 290 310 330 350 370 390 410 430 450 470 490 510 530 550 570 590 610 630 650 670 690 710 730 750 785 820 855 890 925 960 995 1030
    Resist 66 68 70 71 73 75 77 78 80 82 84 85 87 89 91 92 94 96 98 99 101 103 105 106 109 110 112 114 116 117 119 121 123
    Dmg-Min 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 36 36 37 37 38 39 39 40 41
    Dmg-Max 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 40 40 41 41 42 43 43 44 45
    Merc Level 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
    HP 1071 1098 1125 1152 1179 1206 1233 1260 1287 1314 1341 1368 1395 1422 1467 1512 1557 1602 1647 1692 1737 1782 1827 1872 1917 1962 2007 2052 2097 2142 2187 2232
    Defense 795 830 865 900 935 970 1005 1040 1075 1110 1145 1180 1215 1250 1300 1350 1400 1450 1500 1550 1600 1650 1700 1750 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 2050 2100 2150
    Str 174 176 178 180 182 184 186 188 189 191 193 195 197 200 201 203 205 207 209 211 213 215 216 218 220 222 224 226 228 230 231 233
    Dex 112 113 114 116 117 118 119 121 122 123 124 126 127 129 130 131 132 134 135 136 137 139 140 141 142 144 145 146 147 149 150 151
    Attack Rating 1065 1100 1135 1170 1205 1240 1275 1310 1345 1380 1415 1450 1485 1520 1565 1610 1655 1700 1745 1790 1835 1880 1925 1970 2015 2060 2105 2150 2195 2240 2285 2330
    Resist 124 126 128 130 131 133 135 137 138 140 142 144 145 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166
    Dmg-Min 41 42 42 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 56 56 57 57 58 59 59 60 61 61 62 62 63 64 64 65 66 66 67
    Dmg-Max 45 46 46 47 48 48 49 50 50 51 51 52 53 60 60 61 61 62 63 63 64 65 65 66 66 67 68 68 69 70 70 71

  • Notes:
    • Attack Rating values do not take into account the extra AR given from dex
    • Attack Rating always shows up on the advanced character stats page as 0. This is likely just an issue with the advanced stats page (all other stats show up correctly)
    • Their stats may differ depending on their level and which difficulty they were hired in, but this is really only an issue for early game or in instances where a low level character is in a higher difficulty than expected (see below). Any merc that's level 80 or above will have the same stats regardless of what difficulty they were hired in.

    There are various level "breakpoints" in the game files that affect how things are calculated. Normal has 3, NM has 2, Hell has 1 (Normal breakpoint #3 == NM breakpoint #2 == Hell breakpoint #1)
    We'll use an Act 1 Rogue as an example as to how you could get stats that differ from the above tables. In NM the Rogue's level breakpoints are 36 & 67, and in hell the breakpoint is 67. Let's hire a level 67 Rogue and look at some of their stats:
    • NM: HP: 900 Def: 744 Resist: 121
    • Hell: HP: 900 Def: 744 Resist: 121
    You can see that all of the stats match, so in this case it does not matter which difficulty you hire your Rogue in. But what happens if we hire a level 66 Rogue?
    • NM: HP: 882 Def: 729 Resist: 118
    • Hell: HP: 870 Def: 722 Resist: 120
    In this case sometimes the Hell Rogue ends up with slightly worse stats and sometimes slightly better. So what about a level 36 Rogue?
    • NM: HP: 342 Def: 279 Resist: 66
    • Hell: HP: 40 Def: 18 Resist: 80
    This is a pretty drastic difference. However, as soon as the Rogue levels up to 67 then the stats will match again -- regardless of which difficulty they were hired in.

    Other Info[edit]

    • Act 1 mercenaries (Rogue Scouts) now have a baseline 66% pierce chance
    • Mercenaries only have Strength and Dexterity, so items with Vitality or Energy will have no effect. They do have life (of course) but do not have mana - they ignore mana costs when using their skills.
    • Mercenaries will benefit from:
      • +X to All Skills
      • +X to Fire/Cold/Lightning Skills (when applicable)
      • +X to specific skills if they use the skill (e.g. a Barbarian helmet with +3 to Bash for act 5 mercenaries, even though it says Barbarian Only)
    Note: Many mercenary skills are now separate versions that are distinct from player skills, so specific skill bonuses from items (such as +3 to Blizzard on Ormus' Robes) won't apply to them.
    • Mercenaries will not benefit from:
      • +X to Class Skills (not even Barbarian mercs with +X to Barbarian Skill Levels)
      • +X to Class Skill Tabs (e.g. +X to Offensive Auras or +X to Combat Skills)